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The information below details the provision available within the school and ways in which parents and children can access the support required for Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND).


School SEND Information Report 2021

At Silver Springs all children, regardless of their particular needs, are offered inclusive teaching, which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.  We offer a range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, mental and health difficulties or sensory or physical needs.

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A child with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) requires educational provision which is additional to, or otherwise different from the provision made generally for children of their age in school.  At any point in their school life a child may have a Special Educational Need. 

This may be:


  • A significantly greater difficulty in learning


  • A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities.


Special Educational Needs and provision for that need can be considered in four broad areas:


  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and mental Health
  • Sensory and/or physical


Many children have difficulties that fit clearly into one of these areas, some have needs that span two or more areas; for others the precise nature of their need may not be clear at the outset.

Working within the guidance provided by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 2015 and The Children and Families Act 2014 we seek to ensure all children can shine no matter what additional needs they may have. 

At Silver Springs, we work within the Tameside Local Offer, which is an online source of information on services, support and guidance for parents and carers and children or young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).   


Find out about the most common ways that mental health problems appear in children and young adults, how you can help and actions you can take. For information on normal childhood development, please refer to Children and Young People and Family Development


Visit MindEd for more Information


Important: If you are concerned about someone who is at immediate serious risk you should contact your local support services immediately.